The Diversity of Life
This theme deals with the following:
- Organismal relationships at all levels
- Evolution of morphological and other traits
- Phylogenetic theory and methodology
- Taxonomy (identification and description of new species, taxonomic revisions, writing of faunas and floras)
The Swedish Museum of Natural History is deeply involved in research on the world´s biodiversity, relationships between different organisms (phylogeny), and evolution. Our extensive scientific collections are crucial for this research, as are our analytial tools, such as DNA laboratory and electron microscopes.